January 31, 2023

EQUESTRIANISM’S ELITE RETURN TO THE CHI GENEVA FOR ROLEX

EQUESTRIANISM’S ELITE RETURN TO THE CHI GENEVA FOR ROLEX IJRC TOP 10 FINAL AND CONCLUDING ROLEX GRAND SLAM MAJOR OF 2022

The Concours Hippique International de Genève (CHI Geneva) will return to the Palexpo Arena from 7–11 December to host two of the season’s most anticipated competitions; The Rolex International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) Top 10 Final and the fourth and final Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Major of 2022.

Rolex has been the presenting sponsor of the CHI Geneva since 1995, with the show hosting the final Major in the iconic calendar of Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping events, following The Dutch Masters, the CHIO Aachen and the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament earlier in the year. Taking place in the brand’s home city, the long-term partnership perfectly demonstrates Rolex’s unwavering dedication to equestrianism.

The show culminates on Sunday 11 December with the Rolex Grand Prix, a competition renowned for its testing courses in one of the biggest indoor equestrian arenas in the world. Precision, bravery and athleticism are essential qualities demanded by both horse and rider to compete at this level, qualities that will be on display as the partnerships take on the challenge set by world-renowned course designers Gérard Lachat of Switzerland and Louis Konickx of the Netherlands.

Initiated in 2013, The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is the most sought-after prize in the sport, awarded to a rider who completes the impressive feat of winning three consecutive Majors. To this day, Rolex Testimonee Scott Brash is the only Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping champion, with his historical victory in 2015.

Germany’s Daniel Deusser heads to the CHI Geneva as the current live contender for the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping following his exceptional performance at the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in September. The Rolex Testimonee took victory in the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex aboard Killer Queen VDM, and will be aiming to deliver the same level of skill and precision in Geneva.

Looking forward to CHI Geneva, Deusser said:

“Heading to CHI Geneva as the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender is incredibly exciting and for sure I will be giving it my all to win. It is one of the best shows on the circuit and as with all the Rolex Grand Slam events, it will have the finest riders and horses taking part, so it will be a great competition.”

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